I have many years of extensive experience in higher education including administrative responsibilities, advising and recruiting students, and as an instructor in the broadcasting and communication departments.
I spent seventeen years with Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma and nearly five years at Mercyhurst University. During my time in Erie, PA I gained administrative experience to include Co-Chair of the Communication Department, and Director for the school’s public radio station.
Both jobs required me to be successful at building relationships and working with the administrators, trustees, board members, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community leaders. This involves the effective use of my leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.
I have a B.A. in Journalism with an emphasis in news writing and a M.A. in Communication from the University of Oklahoma. I have computer experience in a variety of software applications from Microsoft Office Suites, Photoshop, and in college software programs like Blackboard. I am also responsible for the design and update of several websites. As an instructor of New Media, I also have extensive knowledge on the use of broadcast digital editing (Avid, Adobe, WideOrbit), social media, and web development.
I also have knowledge in community relations, advertising, public relations and fund-raising. I have created and maintained training materials for staff and volunteers and developed a training program for the radio station. An additional strength is my ability to create a public relations program designed to maintain a favorable public image for the department and to inform the public of the programs, accomplishments and goals. One of my responsibilities is to prepare and create publications that include informational materials about the radio station and the communication department that include writing newsletters, press releases, on-air radio promotional announcements, and brochures.